Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Burberry Prorsum AW10

I am now back in the Midlands and away from the fashion capital that is London. I'm a little sad to see the end of my time at LFW but it's been a good un'.

Early Tuesday morning, I checked my emails to discover an email from Burberry asking me to pick up my ticket at HQ! After staring at the screen wondering if it was all a big hoax, I gathered up my things and hot footed it out of my friends flat in North London and navigated my way the Burberry HQ. After feeling pretty proud that I didn't get lost finding the building, I was greeted with a humungus image of Emma Watson and then presented with a visitors pass. I had no idea they were taking a photo of excuse the funny face and my specs! Ha.
A very gorgeous Jamie from the marketing dept handed me my invite which was a bit posh! Inside was a little metal card which was my invite. It is actually amazing and I couldn't believe this invite was in my hands. Madness.
Even crazier is the fact it was a seated ticket!
I walked past the Burberry tent which was still being set up. I also happened to walk past Christopher Bailey on my I didn't stop to chat, I couldn't think of what to say!
After hopping on the tube I met up with Fiona from SOS Save Our Shoes again and we made it to Topshop and had a good old chat with Disney Roller Girl and Oh Elle who are absolutely lovely. Coco's Tea Party was also there but unfortunately I didn't get to say hi. The event was really for people who were interested in starting blogs so we didn't have many questions to ask. It was just nice to meet them in person and discuss the hot topic of the bad press that bloggers are getting. It's a subject that I am a little fed up with at the moment. I'm sure things will blow over soon.

Soon it was time for me to hit the Burberry Tent. It was the wierdest experience ever. Upon arrival, there were a line of guys with Burberry umbrellas, there to escort the guests inside the tent. I didn't know whether to make chit chat but I ended up pretending he wasn't there. Aha.
Once inside, I was seated next to Oh Elle who had made it over from the blogging workshop and also Liberty London Girl. It was so nice to meet her in real life, she is very lovely and actually knew who I was! If you read my tweets leading up to the show (before my phone died) then you would have read that rain was projected onto the walls and sounds of thunder and lightning was all around. So atmospheric!

Yes, it was a star studded event which made me feel a little strange to be at the show. We spotted Philip Green making chit chat with Anna Wintour. Hmmm what about I wonder?
MK, Kate Hudson, Kristen Stewart and Claire Danes (madness right?)
Now on to the most important part. The collection itself. Christopher Bailey sent some stunning coats and jackets down the runway. I am in love with the big woolly collars.

I loved the cut of this yellow cropped jacket which has a boxy geometric look in the way it hangs off the body.
It wouldn't be Burberry without a bit of killer tailoring.
Cropped jackets are usually chilly affairs but this one looked as if it would keep you warm! The lace detail is gorgeous and was one of many textures that were seen coming down the runway.

The colours on the runway were rich, jewelled colours which are always a favourite with AW. The gorgeous crushed velvet number below was stunning as it come down the runway, especially as the light hit the fabric.
This was my favourite jacket. I've included the Style photo for a more detailed photo. It's such a tough looking jacket which was especially beautiful with the blue velvet skirt. I liked how the shades of blue velvet brought out the grey tones in the black jacket.
These are other looks that I loved which I didn't manage to get clear images of. Thank goodness for Style! I love the soft layering on the left and the woolly, shearling (aka sheepskin) detail on the lower half of the coat on the right. Bailey's theme of uniform and cadet girls quite eminent in these looks. Check out those Python boots!

Lots more shearling was seen on the runway in soft colours of Chocolate, soft grey, charcoal, cranberry and cream. Hmm Cranberries and Cream? Now I'm hungry.
I adore this beauitful shade and check out that collar. Snuggly.
It was an incredible show and I can't believe I was there!
I couldn't see the shoes from where I was sitting (apart from shots on the screens on either side of the runway which was a clever idea) These were my favourite shoes which graced the runway that afternoon. Buckles and shearling lined make a great combo.

All detail shots from
I bumped very briefly into Susie as I was leaving who always looks fabulous in real life and on her blog. Aindrea from Fashionista Du Jour made excellent company on the way home too. We couldn't stop grinning in disbelief that we were actually at the show. I had such a great time at my first ever fashion week. I didn't go to many shows unlike some bloggers but what a show to end it on.

Thank you Burberry for inviting me and making my year!



  1. great coverage! sounds like such a fun day with lots of blogger meetings and greetings. the collection is great, i'm loving all the leather and the shoes! oh the shoes..
    xx-LJ from SOS!

  2. ohhh wowww! go you!! looks like you had a blast with LFW :) and that's so amazing you have a seated ticket for the burberry shot !!! love your coverage of the show :D

  3. I love your ID photo. a giant pic of emma watson is always a good thing. I have a small picture of her on my fridge. so awesome u got to see so many diff. bloggers!!!

    i would trade anything to get into that tent !
    and the emma watson campaign is actually goood and pleasant to look at :D
    i got it on the front of my school folder . hahha

  5. i hate you for seeing this.
    totally envious.

  6. Eternally jealous, so great you got a seat and some pretty good pictures! I love the shoes and the direction the label is going, especially streaming the show live on the internet (which unfortunately I missed). Wish I could afford some of the pieces....

  7. Fabulous! I love the cropped shearling.

  8. umm yeah just a LITTLE BIT JEALOUS because i would kill to have been able to pull my best freaky-friday to trade spots with you. my mouth literally dropped open after like the third photo or that magnificent looking card. hope you had the time of your life girl !

    xx lue

  9. Mmmm jealous. Those coats look so yummy and warm...I hope that's fake fur though!

  10. wow, Winnie, that's amazing! you are one lucky girl :)
    great post, thanks for sharing your experience.

  11. Wow it looked like a great experience.
    Its also nice you were so shell shocked with it all hehe

  12. fantastic! what a great opportunity winnie. thanks for sharing it with us too :)

  13. wow! You are very lucky! Congratulations!

  14. Winnie, you lucky duck! I'd give my right eye to see the Burberry show. Congrats!

  15. i can't comprehend.. so jealous.. can't. SO BEAUTIFUL.


    urgh so jealous!!! :((

  17. thank you for commenting my blog, glad to hear you loved london just as much as i do! :) x

  18. you are so lucky!! and how hot are those shoes might i add

  19. ooh you lucky duck, burberry was one of my favourites for f/w :-)

    I just descovered your blog, your posts are so fun

  20. How exciting that you attended Burberry :) Your pictures are also wonderful <3

    Much love,

  21. OMFG!!! I'm so excited for you! How cool is that?! I think I'm most jealous of the fact that you got to meet so many wonderful fashion bloggers. Sounds like a unbelievable experience.

  22. what an experience! those boots are incredible

  23. so jealous right now :) but yeahh thats so awesome :)

  24. Oooo, it all looks so interesting! I'm going through all the LFW shows right now, and the Burberry one is one of my faves!

  25. Great post! I love all the shearling, especially those shoes!! A shearling jacket is definitely going to be my outerwear of choice next winter.

  26. That's amazing! I was sadly ill the entire time so couldn't meet up T_T really glad you had an awesome time though, the Burberry show looks so, so awesome.

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  28. Ooo er missus, a new header ^-^ very posh!

    I like Burberry now that it's turned its back on the chavs; Christopher Bailey is a god. I'd love to own something by Burberry Prorsum; Emma Watson wore a gold dress of theirs to an event last year and she looked fab in it *sigh* I can only dream of owning such a thing though...

    And oh dear, I seem to have overtaken you on posting rate, woohooo!! Have got a bit obsessed now actually, so I'm just hoping it doesn't come to a grinding halt in a few days!


  29. Amazing post, I loved Burberry, by far my fave collection, wish I could have pre-ordered everything! Great blog, we'll definitely be back. Come follow us too if you fancy! Have a good weekend, woop! xxx

  30. Looks like you had a great weekend trip! :)

  31. omg it seems like it was awesome! you're so lucky :D
    thanks for your comments too! They make my day.

  32. Was an amazing show wasn't it? AND THOSE BOOTS. Lovely to meet you x

  33. Congratulations on getting the invite! I loved a lot of things in that collection :)

  34. Oh Winnie you're such a lucky girl ! That Burberry show is seriously amazing . And there are a lot of celebrities ! Haha . Seems like you had a wonderful day . I'm totally jealous . Haha . x)

  35. omg wow, that is so fantastic that you got to go to the show!
    It looks so fab!
    Great review of it too!

  36. oh. my. god.

    i literally would have died, youre so lucky!!!!!

  37. wow what a dream come true! i'm so happy that you were able to see so many things for london fashion week! :D

  38. Wow! This sounds like such a fabulous experience, I am SO envious :) Great coverage and Burberry just continues to amaze me collection after collection ♥


  39. You're so lucky :)
    I was jealous!

  40. so exciting! Love the pics..and such pretty boots! YOU ROCK!

  41. Wow, this is fantastic. Love your new header too!

  42. Very very awesome. I am so glad you got to cover this.

  43. That sounds like a really fun experience.

  44. I am incredibly jealous!
    And I want those boots. So very muchly.

  45. oh myy! it looks like a total blast
    im so jealous, i love burberry so much
    but im happy for you! :D


  46. Your so lucky! I bet you had an amazing time. Love Burberry Always my favourite collection.

  47. Oh wow so jealous!! Such a great show, thanks for the comment so very much, lovely blog you had, i'll be back ;)

  48. The shoes and the aviatior coat were simply amazing!

  49. wooow yesss so cooool!!! the invitation is amazing and love how they had special umbrella holders! omg breathing the same air as mk, woooow!



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